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DESIGN YOU is the podcast radio program about people pursuing their passion: the dreams they realized, the challenges they overcame and the successes they achieved on their own terms.

Listen to Garrison’s DESIGN YOU interviews with:

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Kelley Buttrick, Telly Award-winning voice of such iconic brands as McDonald’s, Amtrak, Toys R Us, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Whirlpool, JC Penney and Michelin Tires. “Garrison Leykam has a gift for drawing out the unique and inspirational stories of his guests on Design You Radio.  In every question he asks, you can hear the genuine interest in the answer and the extensive research in the question.  Garrison’s insightful queries dig deeply into the processes as well as the psyche of his guests, and I was honored to be interviewed by him.”

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Kaitlin Roig-Debellis, the first grade teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School who saved her entire class of fifteen 6 & 7 year old children from the tragic events that took place on December 14th 2012 and author of Choosing Hope. “It was an absolute pleasure to ‘sit down’ with Garrison on Design You! It was very clear that he had really taken the time and gotten to know me prior to our interview-it made for a wonderful conversation! It is very clear that this is his passion and he’s a pro! Thank you, Garrison”

Iconic lead guitarist Cliff Goodwin, founding member of The American Standard Band and Joe Cocker’s lead guitarist who has performed with Nicky Hopkins , Bobby Keyes,  John Mayall, Steve Miller, and Robert Palmer.  “What a great chat I had with Garrison…never have I had so much fun looking back…and…ahead. His ability to seek out and uncover the real essence of the subjects we talked about was a true pleasure.” Cliff Goodwin

The Middle East’s leading edutainer and award-winning bilingual public speaker, coach and influencer Natalia “Think Natalia” Wiechowski (“vee-HOF-ski”) “Being part of Garrison’s Design You Radio show was heaps of fun. Although we just got to know each other via LinkedIn a few days ago, it felt as if we were good friends for years. The conversation flowed naturally, Garrison’s questions were great and his humor is fantastic. Thank you for enabling me to share my story and message with your audience, Garrison. Keep up your inspiring work.” NataliaThink Natalia” Wiechowski

Guiding Light and One Life To Live star and creator of Moticise Sonia Satra “I truly loved being part of the Design You Radio show. Garrison is such an easy host to work with….the whole process from beginning to end was efficient, professional and fun. He has a wonderfully uplifting energy and makes you feel like you have been great friends for years. Garrison was also incredibly thorough, he really did his research and asked me some of the best and most thought provoking questions I’ve ever had. This is a great show with a truly genuine and engaging interviewer. Thanks for letting me be part of it.” Sonia Satra

Model, fashion director & producer and actress Robyn Lin Fredericks “I had such a wonderful time being interviewed by Garrison, I almost forgot that it was an interview! Our conversation had the feel of two old friends talking, it was comfortable and thought provoking ~ even to the point of reminding me that the change I wish to see in the world needs to begin with myself. The experience was very professional, a quick turn-around for on-air play, and I feel as though I’ve made a new friend. Thank you, Garrison, for letting me share my story with your audience! xo” Robynn Lin Fredericks

img_1679Classically trained dancer, choreographer, mentor and educator Ingrid Graham

“I had a great time sharing my story with Garrison. He asked thoughtful questions that made me reflect on career and life. Thank you for making this such an enjoyable experience. “ Ingrid Graham




From the front desk of a busy FBO to the captain’s seat of a commercial airliner, Erika Armstrong has experienced everything aviation has to offer. She is also an aviation professor at MSU Denver and her professional pilot columns can be found in seven national aviation magazines. Her book, A Chick in the Cockpit can be found wherever books are sold.

“My interview with Garrison was wonderful! You can hear the pride and enthusiasm in Garrison’s voice because he’s doing what he loves to do. When you have someone interviewing you who enjoys what they’re doing, it shows in the end result.” Erika Armstrong

changizi-3Theoretical neurobiologist, science writer and author Mark Changizi whose research aims to grasp the ultimate foundations underlying why we think, feel and see as we do

“Thanks for having me.” Mark Changizi

victoria-redstall-3True crime author, producer, public speaker, investigative journalist and international print and spokesmodel Victoria Redstall

“My interview with Garrison was really charming and very comfortable. He put me at ease immediately and the whole interview had the same flow. He touched on very aspects of my career and asked me some great questions which I hope other people who are looking to have a career following a similar path as myself. Garrison had some really great questions for me which really made me think. He is a really good interviewer indeed.” Victoria Redstall


carrie-mcnallyDetective Carrie McNally of the Seattle Police Department who is living her law enforcement career dream and making a difference along the way in her community, the agency and the world.

“Your interview questions and interviewer style made it so easy for me to feel comfortable during the interview.  Your passion is evident in the way that you offer people like me a chance to share the things that drive us and it’s enjoyable to be able to share that with you and your audience.   It is clear that you genuinely believe in helping people live their lives to the fullest extend and I was very honored to have been a small part of your program.” Carrie McNally


Ragga Ragnars, two-time Olympic swimmer for the Icelandic national team, current Icelandic record holder in several events and successful actress and model

“I had a great chat with Garrison. It was fun to think back on my career and Garrison’s questions were great. He made me think back and reminisce on a great time.” Ragga Ragnars


Tiffany Susan who overcame a a life changing car crash at 17 and underwent 18 facial reconstructive surgeries to become one of Hollywood’s most sought after stunt drivers appearing in such feature films as “Mission: Impossible III,” “Pandemic” and “Stiletto” 

“What an inspiration it was meeting and working with Garrison Leykam! From the first meeting to the final Podcast post, he was the epitome of a Professional Speaker and Interviewer with a true passion for doing what he preaches. His interview technique engages and intrigues his listeners. I have had all positive feedback from everyone I sent his link to.  I am so fortunate to have met Garrison!” Tiffany Susan, Stunt Driver


Brent Robertson of Fathom who helps companies design futures worth fighting  for 

“Coherent, compelling, confident- attributes essential to telling your business’s story in a way that moves people. A daunting task that Garrison Leykam makes easy. He knows just what to ask and just how to be so that you can have the conversation only a brilliant interviewer draw out.” Brent Robertson, Fathom


Reinventor, entrepreneur and owner of the Delta Diner, Todd Bucher   

“Garrison, enjoyed being a guest on Design You radio. Always a pleasure to have a conversation with someone who understands the business and social value of passion! Thank you for the opportunity. “ Todd Bucher


Nationally known psychotherapist, award-winning reporter and author Robi Ludwig 

“Garrison Leykam is a master interviewer. He’s prepared, smart and asks all of the right questions. He’s basically an author’s dream!!!”         Dr. Robi Ludwig

"You've had such a varied and impressive career. It's awesome to read about your adventures and reinventions and how you're now helping others do the same," branding expert Dorie Clark, author of Reinventing You, Stand Out and Entrepreneurial You